Amazon is unstoppable right now and expanding in different sectors after ruling the e-commerce market. Amazon founder Jeff Bezos has an inspiring personality for entrepreneurs as he has reached the heights of business with his broad vision. Same goes for Amazon employees as there are many examples of successful companies built by ex-Amazon employees. Have a look at some of the startups started by former Amazon employees.
1. Flipkart: Sachin Bansal and Binny Bansal
Flipkart founders Sachin Bansal and Binny Bansal worked at Amazon before starting their own entity with a very similar business model in 2007.
2. Boomerang Commerce: Guru Hariharan
Guru Hariharan started Boomerang Commerce in 2012 and before that, he had the experience of working at Amazon and eBay.
3. Sokrati: Ashish Mehta
Before Sokrati, Ashish worked at Amazon where he was a part of the paid search marketing team. Led by ex-Amazonians and ex-Googlers, Sokrati has built algorithms to manage performance-driven marketing spends on paid search, social media networks.
4. Jambool: Vikas Gupta and Reza Hussein
Vikas and Reza met each other at Amazon and planned to quit and start Jambool in 2007. Google acquired Jambool in 2010.
5. Infibeam: Vishal Mehta
Infibeam, an Indian e-commerce company was started by Vishal Mehta after he returned to India in 2007 along with a group of employees from Amazon to do something similar for the Indian market.
6. Some Spider: Vinit Bharara
Vinit worked at Amazon about two years before he started ‘Some Spider’ under which he manages 3 blogs — Cafe.com, The Mid, and Scary Mommy and is expanding its network with more demographic-focused publications.
7. BankBazaar: Arjun Shetty
Arjun Shetty started BankBazaar 2008 and before that, he used to work as a senior product manager in Amazon where he managed the Amazon.com Visa Card program. This helped him to organize one of the world’s largest co-branded credit card programs in Bank Bazaar.